Indigenous Initiatives

Indigenous Initiatives at CTLT provides support for initiatives that improve classroom climate and campus environments across the university, support student success, and strengthen local capacity to approach to cross-cultural dialogues effectively. We also initiate, advance, and maintain curriculum and academic resources to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. Our events and programming are open to everyone. Learn more about Indigenous Initiatives.

The Classroom Climate Series is a set professional development workshops offered about once a month through the academic year and hosted by Indigenous Initiatives. The series provides a space for all members of the UBC teaching and learning community to share teaching and research practices, and to learn more about how to engage in conversations about place, power, and social location. Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions this fall!

II-Design Series: PART 2 Positionality and Place


Event Date & Time

  • October 23, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (“II-Design Series”) A three-part workshop series is for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course or learning project they are developing. The series has been intentionally designed to span 3 months, where participants have the opportunity to reflect on their learnings in between sessions and adapt the (more…)

Cultural Safety and Leadership with Harley Eagle in partnership with UBC Learning Circle


Event Date & Time

  • November 15, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

We welcome Harley Eagle back to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, presenting from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and live streaming through the UBC Learning Circle for a conversation on cultural safety and leadership. It can be challenging for health and education professionals to ensure culturally safety without a system (more…)

Creating Kinder Classrooms: Addressing Microaggressions And Supporting Students


Event Date & Time

  • November 29, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Microaggressions are brief and subtle actions, remarks, or visual cues in our everyday interactions that communicate negative ideas about a group of people, usually a socially marginalized group (Sue et al., 2007). Each act of microaggression may seem minor and unintentional, but the constant, cumulative, and corrosive nature of microaggressions has a negative impact on (more…)

II-Design Series: PART 3 Design Lab


Event Date & Time

  • December 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (“II-Design Series”) A three-part workshop series is for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course or learning project they are developing. The series has been intentionally designed to span 3 months, where participants have the opportunity to reflect on their learnings in between sessions and adapt the (more…)